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Surviving without the Google Play Store? – A look at life as a Huawei user

Surviving without the Google Play Store? – A look at life as a Huawei user

The Google Play store is no more — at least for Huawei devices. The ongoing trade war between the US and China has made it so that the app store synonymous with Android is not included within the Huawei family of mobile products (including the latest P40 series), for now. While there are ways to get the Google Play store on a Huawei phone, it can be a hassle especially for those who aren’t tech-savvy. But Huawei has its own answer to app distribution: AppGallery.  So does the experience adequately fill the void left out by Google? That is the…
Video Conferencing Done Better: Improving your video calls on a budget

Video Conferencing Done Better: Improving your video calls on a budget

The news that the Circuit Breaker would be extended by a further month to 1 June would probably come as a disappointment to many, not least the bubble tea lovers all around the nation. However, this extension may yet prove to be a further annoyance for individuals who have to conduct frequent video conferences. That adds another month of having to deal with suspect video and audio quality during meetings — quality that might even scupper deals for businesses. No doubt there would be some urges to buy more suitable equipment to tide you, but the circuit breaker has made…
Delivery vs Cooking: Which is more worth it?

Delivery vs Cooking: Which is more worth it?

With our movement now being restricted due to the government’s Circuit Breaker, a rather inconvenient problem is now posed; how are we supposed to get our [insert food here] fix?  For me in particular, I’ve been craving spaghetti for the longest time. I can’t just survive on Roasted Pork Rice leh! With no stores that sell this delectable dish, there are now only two options available that will light the path to italian goodness — delivery and cooking, but which is the better choice?  If you are like me and need to have a taste of Italy/Japan/wherever country your food…
Work smarter from working remotely

Work smarter from working remotely

With the COVID-19 situation not getting better any time soon, companies are now mandating that employees forgo coming to the office and instead work from home. It is a strange feeling for some despite being in a familiar location since they would have been accustomed to the office setting. Of course, this type of work style is something that creatives have experience with, some even do it on a full-time basis. But alas, this coronavirus is simply not helping with securing gigs during this current climate. That means fewer jobs, a big problem for freelancers. If COVID-19 is hindering your…
What your company photo says about your team

What your company photo says about your team

“A picture tells a thousand words”, as they say. In that regard, a company photo tells a million. Everything about the photo can tell a story of how your company operates; from obvious things like your team’s personalities (by their poses) to more subtle ones like their decision-making processes (by the chosen location). So, what does your company photo say about your team — or rather, what do you want your company photo to say about your team? If you’ve always dreaded organising a company photo, we have a couple of tips for you on taking corporate photos that will…
The Heck Is: Chingay?

The Heck Is: Chingay?

Chingay. A name that pops up during the early periods of the new year, before quietly dissipating away from the public’s collective consciousness until the next year — It’s a cycle that many Singaporeans go through.  We may know Chingay, but do we actually know Chingay? Many will say that it is a parade. Yes, of course it is, that much is obvious. But what is it actually meant to be? This is something that I suspect many Singaporean may struggle to come up with an answer. Admittedly, I am someone who has not seen nor cared about it in…
Which language editor is the best for you?

Which language editor is the best for you?

Writing is not easy. Often you may think a sentence looks fine only to find spelling and grammar errors when it is too late.  Here are some online writing tools to use to upgrade your next writing project; whether it be a school report or a personal story project. Grammarly If you haven’t used it, you’ve definitely at least seen it.  Grammarly is a digital writing tool that you can install as a browser extension or use to write your draft on their website. The browser extension essentially acts as an upgraded spell-checker tool, not just immediately highlighting any wrong…
How-To Start 2020 with the right insights and networks as a Creative or Digital Marketer with #DMWF 2020!

How-To Start 2020 with the right insights and networks as a Creative or Digital Marketer with #DMWF 2020!

“You have to network if you want to get ahead”, is probably one of the most overly recited quotes by anyone who administers career advice. But who cares about networking, right? If our team has learned anything, sometimes it’s not “what you know”, but “who you know” that gets you ahead of the pack. You’ll benefit from reaching out to people and building a network of contacts – that will become indispensable as you progress, no matter where you work. Even more so, if you’re a Creative Professional or a New Media Digital Marketer, where you can also level up…
Indomi(e)table Indomie: How to Zhng Up Your Noodles

Indomi(e)table Indomie: How to Zhng Up Your Noodles

I’ve always maintained that nothing quite says innovation like Indomie. This humble food has served as both the satisfier of cravings, to midnight umami paradise. It’s globally renowned, the muse of countless YouTube vlogs, your late night post-party buddy, and even a currency. Somewhere, somehow, I’d wager that Indomie has been there for all of us. Forget the #basic sunny side up egg combination – that has no place in the cookbooks of the adventurous. Rather, here are some wacky – if not visionary – recipes to get you started on the ultimate Indomie experience. #1: Indomie with sautéed mushrooms,…
The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

Working in Singapore can be a draining process. Luckily for us, Singapore also has one of the highest amounts of public holidays in the world, meaning just a few extra days without work to handle. For 2020 in particular, most of the eleven gazetted public holidays are situated on rather convenient days of the week. Take a look at our guide so that you can make the most out of these holidays and plan your next mini-vacation without sacrificing much of your leave: Chinese New Year Chinese New Year for 2020 falls on 25 January, a Saturday. This would mean…
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